radagast83 (3752) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet, I mean it smells sweet and tastes sweet, but not in the way that makes it a really enjoyable drink. Iíll drink it if I have it but I wouldnít seek this one out.
Sregnar35 (933) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pretty crappy. Pours dark red with no real head. Aroma is malty and stale. Flavor is terrible, but I didnít know it was a fruit beer until I read the label half way through. I noticed the stale fruit after that.
MattShizzle (523) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, from summer sampler pack. Not berry good actually. No real fruit flavor, except a bit in the aftertaste. Not that great a base beer, either.
redbarista (40) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Although itís not as poorly conceived as some among the berry-brew genre, the aftertaste left me for a moment thinking of juicy juice. Fortunately, it was only a brief moment rather than a long lingering one.
Looked very nice in the glass, though.
Ritterkreuz (179) - Seneca Falls, New York, USA - APR 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Berry good. Sorry for the pun, I couldnít resist. Very sweet, with a clean after taste, crisp on the palate.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells of berries and tangy. Taste is of rasberries, tarte blackberries and some sugar. Very drinkable, though a bit on the unusual side.
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 4, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Beer had a very sweet fruity aroma. A golden Color. The malts really came out is this beer, had pleanty of fruit taste. Went down smooth. Overall this was one of the better Saranc beers, but still average."
PorterPounder (4944) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2006
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Habersham Beverage Warehouse, Savannah, Ga. - 12 oz bottle. Light orange pour with a spritzy and light whitish head. Aroma is funky and artificial, reminds me of a crusty blueberry waffle syrup container on the table at a Waffle House. Flavor has some blueberry pancake notes to it, slighlty doughy and sweet. Odd back end fruitiness that reminds me of bad homebrew. Slightly cloying and too sweet in the finish. Not overly refreshing
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - DEC 1, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is light and fruity with a touch of honey. The color is a medium amber with a nice off white head. The flavor is lightly fruity and has little bitterness.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 21, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with shadey, thanks Shane!) Well, letís start with the good aspects. It pours a pretty attractive glass of beer, medium-dark amber, slightly hazy, and topped by a full inch of off-white and creamy head that is very slow to recede to a thin layer. But thatís about all the praise I can give this beer. The lightly malty and somewhat grassy nose doesnít seem to have much in the way of a berry aroma, but Iím reminded of dusty, cobwebby drapes. The malt base for this mildly sweet fruit beer is pretty strong grain and corn, and seems like an odd paring for a fruit beer. Itís distracting to say the least, and doesnít seem to complement the fruit flavor at all, but rather quite the opposite. The mildly tart berry flavor is apparent, but doesnít seem especially authentic anyway. Mild bitterness in the finish caps off a disappointing drinking experience. Body is light-medium and carbonation is fine, but the dominant corn and grain flavor just doesnít work for me in a fruit beer.